Faculty & Staff

The Faculty and Staff at Washington Online are dedicated professionals who are first and foremost concerned about serving you, our students.

Adjunct Professors and Assistant Professors at The Washington Online Learning Institute are all trained professionals in their respective fields.

The instructors for all of our paralegal courses, including the Paralegal Certificate Programs, are practicing attorneys, paralegals, or experienced paralegal instructors with a wealth of experience in their fields. Instructors who teach legal and paralegal courses are all attorneys. Full professors have at least 10 years’ experience.

Instructors who teach other concentrations have all earned professional credentials in the fields they teach and come from a diverse professional background.

All of our instructors have a deep-seated love of teaching, and are primarily interested in making sure their students are engaged and active participants in their classes.

Student support is available to help troubleshoot any technical issues or answer general questions.


Michael Koplen - Co-founder and Director of Washington Online. Professor Koplen is a practicing attorney with nearly 25 years' experience practicing law. Professor Koplen received his B.A., with Honors and Distinction from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 1981. Professor Koplen began his legal career on Wall Street. He later moved to mid-town Manhattan, where he opened his own law firm specializing in complex real estate transactions. Mr. Koplen now heads a firm in Rockland County, New York. His firm represents clients needing counsel in real estate matters, litigation, Title VII discrimination cases, bankruptcy and family law. Professor Koplen was elected to the Rockland County Legislature in 1993, and has served as Assistant County Attorney and Trustee for the Village of New Hempstead.